If you've ever tried to sew a stretchy fabric before and come out with wavy stretched out seams, then you know why it's important to use the right settings on your sewing machine - even if you haven't quite figured them out yet! So what are the right settings? Presser Foot Pressure This is the […]

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If you're just getting into sewing with stretchy knits, there are a couple of essential tools and some helpful supplies that you might want to have on hand. The Essentials So what are the essentials? The only real essentials are a sewing machine, thread, and the correct needles. Even a serger, while helpful, is not […]

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This is the first post in our series about how to sew with knit fabrics! These will all be accompanied by videos, and this first one is a long one, but well worth it (and it does have time stamps so you can scroll to the marked chapters if you would like to!). Before you […]

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Have you ever wondered what a serger (or overlock machine) is, and if you should get one? In this blog post I'm going to cover what a serger does, the differences between a serger and a sewing machine, and why you DON'T need one (but might want one!) I cover this information both in this […]

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Once you've decided how much to adjust your pattern (see our blog post on how to determine the amount of length to add or remove), you need to cut the pattern and either add space in between the cuts (to lengthen), or overlap the pieces (to shorten). Where to Add/Remove the Length There are two […]

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I'm more than a little embarrassed about how much debris was sitting in my serger when I finally cleaned it today. BUT, I decided to use it as an opportunity to share my best tips for how to clean your serger! Tip #1 - Don't Wait Too Long! Ok, yeah, I know I'm guilty here. […]

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Store bought clothing is made for a specific height, and those of us who are shorter or taller than average know the problems of shirts that are too long, pants that are too short, etc. Sewing patterns are also drafted for a specific height (often listed in the pattern itself for reference), and fortunately when […]

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Do you hate sewing button holes? We get it, plenty of our team members do too, including myself! Many people sew button holes regularly and don't mind them at all, but when you don't sew them very often, they can seem quite finicky and time consuming. Thankfully, there are plenty of alternatives, and we're going […]

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How to Print PDF Sewing Patterns If you are new to printing PDF patterns, the most important thing you will need to do is make sure to print the pattern accurately, so the size of your sewing project is correct. There are a few key settings you will need to use/adjust to ensure it prints […]

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